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Facing ‘THAAD Row,’ S. Korean Cities Join Forces to Boost Tourism

Facing ‘THAAD Row,’ S. Korean Cities Join Forces to Boost Tourism

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul and its neighboring districts Incheon and Gyeonggi are teaming up in an all-out effort to attract foreign tourists from countries like Taiwan and India, as part of efforts to revive tourism amid the recent Chinese economic retaliation over South Korea’s deployment of a THAAD missile defense system. As the [...]

Gov’t Retracts Application For Ancient Wall To Be Listed on UNESCO Heritage Site

Gov’t Retracts Application For Ancient Wall To Be Listed on UNESCO Heritage Site

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government scraped a plan to put an ancient wall built in 1396 on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cultural Heritage Foundation (CHA) said Tuesday. The decision came after the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory group to UNESCO, ruled [...]

Rumors and Confusion Sweep East Asia During Tillerson’s Visit

Rumors and Confusion Sweep East Asia During Tillerson’s Visit

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson returned to the U.S. yesterday after visiting Japan, South Korea and China. It was a much anticipated timely visit during a politically tumultuous period in East Asia: Growing concerns over North Korea’s ballistic missiles, China’s retaliation against South Korea over the deployment of a [...]

Seoul Mayor to Push for Further Recognition of Peaceful Protests That Brought Down President Park

Seoul Mayor to Push for Further Recognition of Peaceful Protests That Brought Down President Park

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who was supportive of the months-long protests that finally led to the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye, is poised to get behind calls for further recognition of the public’s major role in bringing about a peaceful transition of power. In an interview with Yonhap [...]

After More Than 20 Years, Public Litter Bins Return to Seoul

After More Than 20 Years, Public Litter Bins Return to Seoul

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government is finally installing an extra 260 public litter bins after years of complaints from residents that there was hardly anywhere to dispose of waste in public areas around the city. Seoul’s move to keep the streets clean is part of a recent initiative to increase [...]

Sunday Stroll Among Seoul’s Hidden Bookstores

Sunday Stroll Among Seoul’s Hidden Bookstores

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Strolls around so called bookstore allies, which refer to quaint and exotic areas typically surrounding old bookstores, are fast becoming the next big thing in South Korea. For those who could use a digital detox after a week dominated by the overuse of smartphones and PCs, jumping on the bandwagon [...]